What's Christmas if we can't discuss the serious issues at this time of the year???

I mean... Christmas wrapping... If this issue is not at the top of your list then who even are you!!

If you've read our latest newsletter, you'd know that we helped you sort all your gift giving needs out by hitting up our trusted trade bestie Design Stuff, so naturally I thought I would share some quick and easy wrapping ideas that are also a bit cute too!

Brown paper packaging tied up with string...
Brown paper packaging tied up with string...

How super sweet does this wrapping look!

A very simple idea but makes a pretty impact. All you need is some craft paper which you can get at your local craft store or Officeworks; a christmas tree stamp (or whatever image or text takes your fancy) and some string then ta-da you too can recreate this!

Vibrant red and white for a dramatic touch
Vibrant red and white for a dramatic touch

Another easey peasy wrapping situation right here. Grab yourself some red wrapping paper, some ribbon with beautiful writing and spray paint a sprig of florals for a little extra somethin' somethin'!

Your florals can be from the garden or you can pick up some fakes at a bargain or craft shop.

Navy and gold for the win
Navy and gold for the win

I mean, it really doesn't get any easier than this!

Navy wrapping paper, a good old gold sharpie or posca pen (remember posca pens were all the range at school!) and some good quality twine. Practice your stars or holly or christmas trees and another quick and easy wrapping right there at your finger tips.

A different take on Christmas wrapping here
A different take on Christmas wrapping here

Christmas wrapping doesn't have to be traditional and how fun is this one! Good quality white paper always makes the difference when wrapping. This can be found at craft shops or the newsagent. Grab yourselves some pink and red ribbon - in this image they've used red velvet ribbon to up the fancy factor and those divine little honeycombs - you could grab them from the party section at Kmart or your nearest $2 shop. A couple of sequins glued to the paper and done - one gorgeous present wrapped!

A little green is always a good idea
A little green is always a good idea

I do love using brown craft paper at Christmas. It was actually so hard for me to choose images of wrapping NOT including brown craft paper! I pretty much recreate a different version of this most years. Grab yourself some cute gift tags which you can pretty much pick up from your newsagent, Kmart, Target, Ikea or a craft shop (where you could write or draw your whatever you like on a blank version) and then either some some little sprigs of whatever greenery you have around the house would work here. Soooo cute and Christmassy!

Now I also cant forget our feature image - (again with the brown kraft paper LOL!!!) but grab a sharpie and write your Christmas wishes to your gift receiver and then some striped ribbon and another very stylish and very simple wrapping idea.

 

We'd love to see some of your wrapping creations - DM us on Instagram and we might even feature some of our favourites on stories!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Love all of us at BuildHer Collective xxx

 

Written by Melissa Bailey

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